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A new and possibly carnivorous species of Crepidorhopalon (Linderniaceae) from Mozambique

Institut für Integrierte Naturwissenschaften–Biologie, Universität Koblenz, Universitätsstraße 1, 56070 Koblenz, Germany
Herbarium, Nieuwelaan 38, Meise 1860, Belgium
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew), Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE, UK
Crepidorhopalon droseroides endemics carnivory IUCN Red List Philcoxia taxonomy Eudicots


The new species Crepidorhopalon droseroides from Mozambique is described and illustrated. It represents the third strict Mozambique endemic in Linderniaceae, and it differs from all known species of Crepidorhopalon in the long sticky glandular hairs. The hypothesis that the species may be carnivorous is discussed. The Conservation Status is preliminarily assessed.


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